No reishi mushrooms out here, not that I've found anyway. I think I found some oyster mushrooms, these and the turkey tail seem to be the most common.
Here's a pic of the oyster. Thanks for the reply's
Nice find Hobbler. It is Hericium coralloides. It's cousin is Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus).
Remember that spot. They tend to fruit off the same tree or area. My buddy \"Shroomdawg\" has a great spot that he harvest at almost every year.
Remember, I am not a mushroom expert. Do some research before you eat this. However, I would eat it myself with no hesitation.
They have to be up somewhere around your area I would think. They grow off the base of oaks and can range in color from light as in my pic to Gray, brown, to almost black. Last year my ratio was about for every 40 big oak trees I checked I was finding one hen. In a good year the ratio is much better than that. So finding a good stand of Oaks is nice verses walking miles in a mixed hardwood forest looking for oaks. So it's basically Oak tree hunting verses mushroom hunting. Find the big Oaks and you will find the Hens.
I found one yesterday that was old and rotten. In a different woods I found 2 that I left to grow. People say they grow off a couple other trees other than Oaks. However, I have never found one growing off anything but an oak tree.